Sep 17, 2012
Reddy, Set, Draw
As I've said before I was in Seattle recently. The first day, Steve Reddy and Gabi met up with me to draw. This type of thing is not really easy for me to do. The problem is, in order for me to do a really good drawing I need like 4 hours. We only sat for an hour and a half. Almost no one can sit with me when I draw because it's too taxing. Also I haven't seen Steve and Gabi in so long that we want to talk to each other. We have lots of questions for each other and we talk about our exploits. While this is happening, I can't really concentrate on the drawing. I'm sort of scribbling in a little drawing book but not really paying attention to what I'm doing. What we should have done was meet for a beer or 3. But because of this Urban Sketching movement, we always have to meet to draw. It's fine for Gabi because he can do an amazing drawing in 10 seconds. Then he's free to shoot the breeze. Not me. Take this drawing for instance. If you look at it closely, you'll notice something isn't quite right. The bar had an awning sticking out. I was so busy talking and not looking that I left it out by accident. It looks very strange to me now. I tried hard to make the drawing look OK. Anyway next time I'm in Seattle, it's going to be beers, and NO I won't draw them.